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Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

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  • Summary: Divekick revolves around two characters, Dive and Kick, where the action is controlled by two buttons, dive and kick.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Aug 20, 2013
    84
    Trust me, if you’re a fan of 2D fighters, you will absolutely love Divekick. This one’s made for you.
  2. Aug 20, 2013
    80
    Divekick is brilliant, you’ve just got to play it. You might not understand the humour, but nestled under that layer of in-jokes is an exquisite competitive game, and you might just understand fighting games a little bit more for playing it.
  3. Aug 22, 2013
    77
    Divekick may not look like it’s worth ten dollars, but like the stance-switching Uncle Sensei, looks can be deceiving. Once you’ve connect with high-powered “headshot”, you’ll gain a much better sense of the game’s value. When you’re on the receiving end of that ego-crushing kick to the dome, you can be damn sure that you’ll want a rematch.
  4. Sep 18, 2013
    65
    In the right environment and with the right people, Divekick offers some fun. But the lack of online lobbies drastically limits those opportunities. Like most novelties, the fun of Divekick is short-lived.
  5. Aug 25, 2013
    60
    Unfortunately, even a stable framerate can’t save it from faulty mechanics, kicks that cross players without landing, some iffy visuals and weirdly ’90s animations.
  6. Aug 20, 2013
    60
    Though the path to boot-stomping nirvana is fraught with flaws, Divekick succeeds at simplifying high-level concepts into a bite-sized experience that only gets better with time.
  7. Aug 26, 2013
    40
    Maybe Divekick is the future of fighting games. Maybe the hardcore tournament set really does want a fighter so barebones that it's basically marrow. Everyone else would be better served going elsewhere for their virtual pugilism fix.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 23, 2013
    10
    I'm pretty bored of normal fighting games, have been for a long time. Thank you for bringing some fun, funny, and refreshing to the table. It might not last the longest, but its really just fun to pick up and play with a few peps and have an enjoyable time with. Collapse
  2. Aug 23, 2013
    10
    This is one of the best competitive games ever. You won't be able to put it down if you play with friends. The netcode is super smooth so long as you play someone at 150 or less ping, as well. Expand
  3. Aug 25, 2013
    10
    Divekick is based on the fundamentals of all good fighting games: spacing, timing, execution, patience, mind games, and to a certain degree, execution. There are a lot of inside jokes that are about the fighting game community, and fighting games in general. However, you DO NOT need to understand these jokes to enjoy the game. If you're looking for a good time with friends or playing against strangers online, I guarantee you this game will not disappoint. Divekick seems like a simple game once you first touch it, but it gets more complex the more you play. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2013
    8
    Divekick is just one of those simple gems that is incredibly fun to play with friends, pretty much anyone can pick it up and just start playing. Granted you can get really good at this but since it's not hard to master, people can catch up quickly.

    Unlike other fighting games, Divekick only features two buttons but still has a lot of depth. To be fair, Divekick's artstyle leaves much to be desired, I don't really mind the IOS/Flash style but something about the art just feels cheap. But games are about gameplay and it does not disappoint in that department in the least.

    + Easy to pick up
    + Amazing net code
    + Replay value up the ass
    + Nice character variety
    + Only costs10 bucks

    - Questionable art style
    - Soundtrack is kind of bland
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  5. May 13, 2014
    7
    Great game to play versus friends, plain and simple. The single player is severely lacking though, as you can cut through the story with each character around ~15 minutes each if you are good enough with no incentive to replay anything. There's really not much else to do other than compete against friends a couple of times, and explore the rather limited moves of the roster with varying results. By no means a bad game of course, but the game is rather hollow. I would have rather paid $3 than $10. Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2013
    6
    I was sort of hyped to get this game, but the novelty wears off pretty quickly. The problem with the game is with the balance of the characters. If you just pick the players "Dive" and "Kick" you can have some fun and balanced matches, but if you pick all of the other random ones you can't help but feel like you have an extreme advantage or disadvantage depending on which character you choose. I was expecting most of the characters to play more similar to each other since the game has such a simple nature to it. Some might appreciate the fact that the characters are so dramatically different, I just feel that people might learn to exploit certain moves because they are so overpowered (have too much reach). It has its moments where it can be fun, but be warned that it's not meant to replace your favorite fighting game, it's more of a novelty than a full fledged game. At least you get the Vita and the PS3 version for the price of a single purchase. It might make for a fun party game. Either that, or people might insist that I just load up Street Fighter IV instead. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2013
    5
    Sony passed this for the PSN with its $10 price tag!.. Dota2 is free to play... whats happening? Whilst triple A titles are going free to play flash games are starting to cream fat stacks? The world is a crazy place homes!.. Expand

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